ace|PLAY helps Stratosphere bring back some old Vegas style
July 03, 2018 3:01 AM
by H. Scot Krause
Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is a Las Vegas resort with an 80,000-square-foot casino. The gaming floor is constantly updated with state-of-the-art slot machines, video reels and poker, plus an action-packed race and sportsbook and a 24-hour poker room with eight tables.
The 1,149-foot Stratosphere Tower is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States, featuring the Top of the World restaurant and highest view of the Las Vegas Strip from the observation deck as well as SkyJump Las Vegas and thrill rides Big Shot, X-Scream and Insanity. The iconic hotel-casino features 2,427 guest rooms and suites, uniquely themed restaurants, the Tower shops, MJ LIVE, Michael Jackson tribute show; and L.A. Comedy Club, showcasing the hottest up-and-coming stand-up comics.
Additionally, Stratosphere’s ace|PLAY program allows players to enjoy awards, comps and exclusives based on their loyalty to four linked properties: Stratosphere, Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin and two Arizona Charlie’s locations in Las Vegas.
Recently introduced are a new gaming pit with six baccarat tables and a new Asian menu at Roxy’s Diner. The new gaming pit is located near the main entrance across from Roxy’s, where the new menu includes different variations of Asian cuisine. Among the more than two dozen selections are pan-fried pork pot stickers; shrimp dumpling noodle soup; pan-fried noodles with a choice of chicken, beef, shredded pork and seafood, and Mongolian beef.
“We are thrilled to expand Stratosphere’s offerings for our Asian guests; not just in gaming, but in the overall experience,” said Stratosphere General Manager Chris Fiumara. “In addition to our dining and gaming for our Asian visitors, we have a team in place to ensure they receive exceptional service.”
On that team is Marianne Tuan, who recently joined the Stratosphere as the property’s new director of Asian gaming. Previously with Lucky Dragon, Tuan is a seasoned gaming professional with expertise in working with Asian clientele. The Stratosphere has also retained Jackie Yee, a seasoned Asian gaming executive with 30-plus years’ experience that has assisted in the development of the new gaming pit.
The ace|Play club features four tier levels. All players begin at Blue Card and can move up through casino play to Orange, Green and finally the top-level Red. Slot players earn one point for every dollar wagered and video poker players earn one point when wagering $2 to $8 based on the machine type and denomination.
Points are also earned when playing live keno, bingo (at Arizona Charlie’s) and table games. Race and sports players strictly earn comps only.
With ace|PLAY, comp dollars are worth twice the value of taking cash back. Three hundred points equals $1 in comps when used for restaurants, bars, shows and gift shops; 500 points will get you $1 in free slot play or 600 points will get you $1 in cash back.
Starting out at Blue, players receive single points, but moving up to Orange will earn 2x points every time you play. Green level receives 3x points and Red level players receive 4x. Tier levels are reviewed every four months for locals and every 12 months for non-locals. To reach a new tier level, the following criteria must be met: 10 Tier Credits to reach Orange; 100 Tier Credits to reach Green and 250 Tier Credits to reach Red.
At the Red and Green levels, players will see increased benefits, including a dividend (bonus points added to your account that can be used for cash, slot play or comps) based upon past play at the time of the evaluation.
Benefits may vary slightly from property to property based on their individual amenities. A brochure is available at any ace|PLAY Center with more club details.
While ace|PLAY is connected at all four properties, casino promotions are often different. Current promotions at the Stratosphere include a new member buffet offer. In the first 24 hours: Receive one buffet voucher when you earn 200 base points and a second buffet voucher when you earn 500 base points.
Through July 31 all ace|PLAY members can earn a Vegas T-Shirt. Earn 3,000 base points to receive your t-shirt and you keep your points.
Among the many conveniences, the Stratosphere offers free valet parking services and ample self-parking. For more information, visit StratosphereHotel.com or call 702-380-7777.